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  1. 40 Thieves Featuring Qzen Covers Hot Chocolate With Don’t Turn It Off


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    I didn’t realize that this was a cover until I heard this songs several times. This is a very smooth, sexy and slightly upbeat version of Hot Chocolates Don’t Turn It Off sung by a lady, Qzen aka Susan Langan of 40 Thieves. This version is current with today’s nu disco sound and it’s a perfect version for sexy cocktail sipping at the hottest bars or cocktail parties at home with your sexy friends. It’s also perfect for walks and working out. I don’t really know much about 40 thieves but I did hear this off of a Greg Wilson mix CD, Credit To The Edit of disco and nu disco hits all mixed together. Was worth checking out to see what else 40 Thieves had done but not much more except for this awesome single Don’t Turn It Off covering Hot Chocolate.

    For Hot Chocolate this is certainly not You Sexy Thing but it’s a nice mellower disco number from them from 1979 but 40 Thieves have perfected her. A Permanent Vacation release. Check out both versions below.

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    Don’t Turn It Off by Hot Chocolate
    Don’t Turn It Off by 40 Thieves Featuring Qzen
    Don’t Turn It Off (Brennan Green Mix) by 40 Thieves Featuring Qzen

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    Posted in 2008, Single.

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  2. Kon Kan Samples Nancy Sinatra-Led Zeppelin With Puss N’ Boots/These Boots (Are Made For Walking)


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    The year was 1989 and I was so into music then as I have always been. The music that I was listening to was whatever was being fed to me on Live 105 here in San Francisco. They had a pretty eclectic mix of modern rock, punk, goth and synth pop/dance with a little bit of euro dance thrown in and the beginning sounds of the electronic dance music movement like acid and some house whatever you want to call it. Kon Kan was a regular on Live 105 and their hit I Beg Your Pardon (I Never Promised You A Rose Garden) was on the radio all the time. It was actually a fairly big hit for Kon Kan and not only it was on the modern rock stations it was on the top pop radio stations as well. Well Puss N’ Boots/These Boots (Are Made For Walking) was the second release from their self titled album and was a fairly bit hit for them. At the time I knew that it sampled Nancy Sinatra’s These Boots (Are Made For Walking) but I did not know it also sampled Led Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song. Ok I was not a fan of Zeppelin back then but I have learned to appreciate them since then.

    Puss N’ Boots/These Boots (Are Made For Walking) is classic original track utilizing samples from other recordings. It was such a big deal for them they won many awards in their country, Canada. The album Kon Kan is chock full of 80s synth pop classics. Barry Harris is the one man member of Kon Kan who later in the mid 90s started the band Outta Control and in the late 90s was in an act called Thunderpuss who were known for their excellent remixes of major label recording artists like Whitney Houston, Cher, Pet Shop Boys, Madonna and many many more as well as original productions on their own like the Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag single.

    Check out Nancy Sinatra, Led Zeppelin and Kon Kan below and feel free to comment about the excellent way Kon Kan has sampled those two great classic songs!

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    These Boots Are Made For Walking by Nancy Sinatra
    Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin
    Puss N’ Boots/These Boots (Are Made For Walking) by Kon Kan

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    Posted in 1989, Album.

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  3. Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP Sample Renato Carosone With We No Speak Americano


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    Taking old recordings and sampling and remixing them is what http://www.DestroyRockAndRoll.com is all about and Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP’s remake/remix and sampling job of the classic Renato Carosone track Tu Vuo Fa L’americano for We No Speak Americano is a fine example of that. Yolanda Be Cool are the Australian act that have sampled this classic Italian easy listening/jazz into a upbeat electro-swing/swing-house hit. It’s fun, playful and very lively. This remake definitely keeps in the tradition of electro swing hits making big waves across the globe except here in the states. What’s going on?

    A couple of years ago I heard this awesome compilations called Swing Style and Renato Carosone’s track Tu Vuo Fa L’americano was featured on it including other older swinging jazz cuts as well as the new wave of electro-swing artists like Waldeck, Parov Stelar and more making hit underground dance tracks. Was really nice and was also very nice to get this amazing remake by Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP doing We No Speak Americano. Check out both the original by Renato Carosone and The Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP versions below.

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    Tu Vuo Fa L’americano by Renato Carosone
    We No Speak Americano by Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP

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    Posted in 2010, Single.

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  4. DJ Disse & Betina Bager Sample Fred Astaire With Cheek To Cheek


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    The electro-swing movement is alive and kicking in Europe but when is it going to really catch on here in the states? It’s a truly fun movement with loads of great releases! My first experience was buying the excellent G-Swing release back in 2006 when I visited Paris for the first time and it seems since then it’s gotten bigger and bigger with countless releases. For instance there’s been 3 Electro Swing releases and it’s not only the Electro Swing compilations. Here’s the list of Compilations available in this specific style/genre:

    Electro Swing – The Club
    Electro Swing 2
    Electro Swing 3
    White Mink (Electro Swing Versus Speakeasy Jazz)
    Electronic Swing Affair
    Art Of Electro Swing
    The Electro Swing Revolution

    And this is just a list of the compilations. There’s a whole list of artists that are releasing this style of music and have been for quite sometime now and it’s not only Parov Stelar that’s embraced this subgenre. There’s:
    Caravan Palace - Caravan Palace
    Parov Stelar (multiple album releases) but start out with The Paris Swing Box EP!
    Lyre Le Temps – Lady Swing
    Kormac – Word Play
    Club De Belugas (mulitple album releases) but start out with SWOP!

    And many, many more!!

    Well this remake of Fred Astaire’s Cheek To Cheek is one of those excellent remakes which basically samples Fred Astaire into a more upbeat electro-swing version of the original Cheek To Cheek by Fred Astaire. DJ Disse and Betina Bager do a very nice job here adding a quirkyness to it as it’s very bouncy and cartoony at times. You also here the tapping that’s a trademark of the era of this music and Fred Astaire himself. I discovered this version off of Electro Swing 3 but it’s also available as a single the Cheek To Cheek EP. Now we hope we can get more Fred Astaire Remixes album?? This isn’t the first Fred Astaire electro-swing remake either. Club Des Belugas SWOP includes a Puttin’ On The Ritz electro-swing version that’s also worth noting.

    Anyone into remixes or jazz remixes especially will truly love this style of music. So enjoy both original version by Fred Astaire and the sampled remake of Cheek To Cheek by DJ Disse & Betina Bager below. If you like to hear more Electro Swing check out these posts on DestroyRockAndRoll.com.
    The Snake by Parov Stelar
    Tim Tim Sample Andrews Sisters With Rum ‘N’ Coca Cola
    Midsummer Night Blues by Waldeck
    Gramophonedzie Samples Peggy Lee With Why Don’t You Do Right!
    Coco by Parov Stelar
    Diga Diga Doo by G-Swing feat. DJ Brame

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    Cheek To Cheek by Fred Astaire
    Cheek To Cheek by Dj Disse & Betina Bager feat. Fred Astaire

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    Posted in 2009, Single.

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  5. I Wander (Christopher Just Remix) by Louie Austen


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    Take Frank Sinatra and add dance electronic dance beats and that’s what you get when you listen to Louie Austen. It’s the most interesting combo around ever. If you are still waiting for the Warner Brothers group to remix Frank Sinatra’s greatest hits then wait no longer you can get all original music from the smoother than ever Louie Austen. Louie Austen’s music reminds you of any of those oldy crooners from time forgotten with a new dance beat. Louie Austen’s music is all original song produced by the best German electronic and dance producers and remixers.

    I first heard of Louie Austen after listening to a Hotel Costes CD. I think it was Hotel Costes 5 and the song was One Night In Rio. I was totally hooked to his sound. One Night In Rio is more lounge with dance beats but I was really looking for more music. Later discovered more and more including songs with Peaches and other tasty goodies and finally I was hooked. Since then I’ve picked up whatever new material Louie Austen has released.

    His latest offering is Last Man Crooning/ Electrotaining You, the double album which is basically the album Last Man Crooning and Electrotaining You is the companion remix CD. A very nice collection because the remixes are all top notch here including this awesome remix of I Wander by Christopher Just. Of course the original I Wander is the mellower poppier version and the Christopher Just Remix is the more lively, quirky electronic almost festive version here. It’s very groovy and knowing it’s remixed by Christopher Just I would expect nothing else. Other remixers on Electrotaining You are Acid Washed, Rodion, Phonique and more.

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    I Wander by Louie Austen
    I Wander (Christopher Just Remix) by Louie Austen

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    Posted in 2010, Album.

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  6. Shanti Dance Featuring The Droids (The Glimmers Acid Dub) by Muallem


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    Shanti Dance is one of those dreamy, moody disco flavored dance tracks that you just can’t get enough of! It’s starts out mellow, gets into a modern nu disco beat then turns a different direction then head back to where the beats were. It’s quite an original track that I’ve been listening to for quite some time now. It’s got some slight touches of world beats hence the name Shanti Dance but it’s perfection! The remix by The Glimmers is quite nice too but certainly gets into the acid territory as the name suggests and it certainly is a dub style rather than a full on remix that you would expect. The Glimmers also give it a more funky beat to it certainly their trademark sound and style touches have been added to the remix. But I have to be honest my favorite is the excellent original version from the the album Frankie Splits. That’s the version I keep coming back to over and over again. The rest of Frankie Splits is a smorgasbord of eclectic musical styles mostly favoring the electronic genre but certainly crossing over into hip-hop and rap territory and some pop and alternative. It’s definitely a good album and worth noting. Album released on Compost Records. The remix is off of Mutations 2 Single.

    Both highly recommended for original cool electronic and dance music from Germany!

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    Shanti Dance Featuring The Droids by Muallem
    Shanti Dance Featuring The Droids (The Glimmers Acid Dub) by Muallem

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    Posted in 2006, Album, Single.

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  7. Sunglasses At Night (Alter Ego Remix) by Tiga & Zyntherius


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    Corey Hart’s Sunglasses At Night is the perfect pop song to be featured in shows like Miami Vice or games like the GTA – Vice City. It’s the perfect synth pop song bordering on cheesyness with a very pastel Miami or LA coolness to it. It’s classic! Well it was perfectly reproduced or remade here by Tiga & Zyntherius. First released in 2002 then remixed and rereleased last year with tons of great new versions or remixes of the Tiga & Zyntherius version of the Corey Hart classic 80s song Sunglasses At Night.

    Tiga put himself on the map with the first release of Sunglasses At Night back in 2002. He was part of that electroclash movement and still continues to produce nice electro/dance music that I still listen to and occasionally remixing someone like Cabaret Voltaire or Miike Snow. The second half, Zyntherius is actually Jori Hulkkonen who’s music I also love too. So this combo of the two of them made for a nice collab and release of the Corey Hart classic synth pop track back in 2002. It was so good I suppose it deserved an extra round of remixes 8 years later. The first release included one great remix Naughty’s 42 Da Floor Remix which was nice and of course the original is great.

    Last year the remixes were by Alter Ego, DIM, Black Devil Disco Club, Popof and Konrad Black. A great package with pretty nice lengthy remixes of the Tiga & Zyntherius version of Sunglasses At Night. Below is the entire list and worth checking out as there are some really nice remixes from really cool acts. Check them out below!

    Sunglasses At Night (Original 12″ Version) by Tiga & Zyntherius
    Sunglasses At Night (Alter Ego Instrumental) by Tiga & Zyntherius
    Sunglasses At Night (Konrad Black Remix) by Tiga & Zyntherius
    Sunglasses At Night (Popof Remix 1) by Tiga & Zyntherius
    Sunglasses At Night (Black Devil Dub) by Tiga & Zyntherius
    Sunglasses At Night (DIM Remix) by Tiga & Zyntherius
    Sunglasses At Night (Popof Remix 2) by Tiga & Zyntherius
    Sunglasses At Night (Alter Ego Remix) by Tiga & Zyntherius

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    Sunglasses At Night (Extended Version) by Corey Hart
    Sunglasses At Night (Original 12″ Version) by Tiga & Zyntharius
    Sunglasses At Night (Naughty’s 42 Da Floor Mix) by Tiga & Zyntherius
    Sunglasses At Night (Alter Ego Remix) by Tiga & Zyntherius

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    Posted in 2002, 2010, Single.

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  8. Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend (Swing Cats Mix) by Marilyn Monroe


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    Ok this is actually a really, really good remix of the Marilyn Monroe classic song. This remix for Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend by Swing Cats is from the remixed versions of Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend single that was released in 2000 and also this remix was featured on the 2005 Greatest Hits Remixed CD of Marilyn Monroe hits. The Swing Cats have taken the very mellow easy listening original of Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend song and have given it the updated, swing dance remix treatment that I really, really dig. It’s fun, lively and quite update with Marilyn’s very sexy vocals. It’s the perfect upbeat song for a nice party or if you want to surprise your friends throw it into a nice mix and catch them totally off guard and surprise them.

    Enjoy!

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    Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend by Marilyn Monroe
    Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend (Swing Cats Mix) by Marilyn Monroe

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    Posted in 2000, Single.

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  9. Jon Of The Pleased Wimmin Samples The Flirts/Bobby ‘O’ With Passion


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    Bobby ‘O’ Orlando is one of the greatest dance music producers ever. He’s produced countless musicians which include Pet Shop Boys, The Flirts, Divine and so on. So no wonder his music is sampled often. Sampling often his famous Flirts song Passion the 80s hi-nrg hit for The Flirts post Jukebox song. Passion was an underground dance hit for The Flirts and Bobby Orlando so that is why the bassline has been sampled countless times in many tracks including this Jon Of The Pleased Wimmin song Passion from 1996. Was a nice underground hit as well for Jon Of The Pleased Wimmin getting an official release on Paul Oakenfold’s Perfecto label. Passion by Jon Of The Pleased Wimmin samples Passion by The Flirts and Bobby Orlando perfectly with a very hi-nrg sound.

    Jon Of The Pleased Wimmin’s sound was part of the nu energy/trance/dance/hi-nrg sound that peaked around 93 and 94in the mid 90s and he had another bigger had on Perfecto called Give Me Strength which was included on Paul Oakenfolds Perfection CD which I absolutely love and still listen to. It was the mix CD Oakenfold released just before the huge mix CD, Tranceport!

    Jon Of The Pleased Wimmin was also involved with The Greatest Hits and Remixes compilation of Divine music that was produced by Bobby Orlando which came out in 1996.

    For more sampled music featuring The Flirts/Bobby O and their hit dance single Passion then check this out.

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    Passion by The Flirts/Bobby ‘O’
    Passion (Tin Tin Out Mix) by Jon Of The Pleased Wimmin

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    Posted in 1996, Single.

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  10. Beachball (Chris Lake Remix) by Nalin & Kane


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    Beachball by Nalin & Kane was such a huge trance hit in the mid to late 90s! Especially when it was remixed and repackaged with DJ Icey remixes in 1999. That track blew up everywhere. It was the kind of euphoric trance track that you can take ex on and dance all night to. It was one of my favorites back then as I overplayed it along with 9PM (Til I Come) by ATB and many many others. Trance was big, so big back then and there were some amazing trance releases that I enjoyed. The days of trance faded away in the early 2000′s though and along with that went this great track Beachball by Nalin & Kane. But wait there are new remixes now! This Chris Lake remix takes me back to those party days of the late 90s and relives those times with an excellent update. This thing is quite good as it moves you along to a nice updated big electro beat. I actually really like the Chris Lake style and sound and was happy to have come across this remix of Beachball by Chris Lake. Check out both the original classic and the new Chris Lake remix below. And check out the rest of the 2010 remixes here.

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    Beachball by Nalin & Kane
    Beachball (Chris Lake Remix) by Nalin & Kane

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    Posted in 2010, Single.

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  11. Jam Hot (Tensnake Remix) by Johnny Dynell


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    Jam Hot by Johnny Dynell and New York 88 is most famously known as the sample for the Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim produced Beats International track Dub Be Good To Me. The famous line “tank fly boss walk jam nitty gritty you’re listening to the boy from the big bad city, this is Jam Hot, this is Jam Hot” is lifted right off the Jam Hot single by Johnny Dynell and New York 88. I should do a post on that at a later time. Jam Hot originally came out in 1983 almost 30 years old now and it has a very New York, new wave dance sound to it. Later in the early 90s it was rereleased and remixed. But I first heard of this excellent track by  listening to a compilation called Future Disco Vol. 3 – City Heat. This version on Future Disco Vol. 3 was the most recent remix by Tensnake who I absolutely love the sound of. I was like boy this is a darn great remix which actually takes me back to the beginnings of the deep house days. I had to research and find out more about Jam Hot by Johnny Dynell. Well I found a whole history for this excellent track. The remix is off of the Big Breakdown/Jam Hot Remixes package which was released last year. It’s an excellent ep of great new remixes of Jam Hot and Big Breakdown from todays and yesterdays remixers. The remixers include Tensnake of course, Peter Rauhofer, Mark Kamins, 40 Thieves, Illija Rudman and Clouded Vision which makes up for a very worthy collection that you should check out! Go get Big Breakdown/ Jam Hot Remixes now you’ll love it!!

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    Jam Hot (Rhumba Dance Remix) by Johnny Dynell And New York 88
    Jam Hot (Tensnake Remix) by Johnny Dynell

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    Posted in 2010, Single.

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  12. I Like to Move it (Klaas Remix) by Reel 2 Real Featuring The Mad Stuntman


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    I Like To Move It by Reel 2 Real featuring The Mad Stuntman was such a huge hit back 1994 for Strictly Rhythm Records. The remix by Erick Morillo and Harry ‘Choo Choo’ Romero was the version the clubs played over and over again and was on countless mix CDs that were released around that time. The song was huge and unfortunately it wasn’t really one of my favorite tracks because I did not really like the Mad Stuntman’s repeated hollering of I Like To Move It… it became too much. Well the new remix is basically the same, same Mad Stuntman hollering and with a new electro style big beat! It’s fun if you’re into this song and want to hear a little change to it. In fact there are many remixes of this track released as part of a big remix package. In fact the Nicola Fasano Mix is probably the best of the lot. Certainly worth checking that one out. Same song just a new beat but a good fun beat! The 2010 Remixes also contains remixes by Sidney Samson and Bart B More as well as the original radio edit and the Harry  ‘Choo Choo’ Romero vs Erick Morillo Remix that put this track on the map! Certainly not one of my favorite tracks but worth writing about for all you to check out if you are a fan of this monster club cut!

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    I Like to Move it by Reel 2 Reel Featuring The Mad Stuntman
    I Like to Move it (Klaas Remix) by Reel 2 Reel Featuring The Mad Stuntman

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    Posted in 2010, Single.

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  13. Full Intention Covers Patrick Juvet Disco Classic I Love America!


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    One of my all time favorite remakes is America (I Love America) by Full Intention. This is a remake of the Patrick Juvet disco classic I Love America from 1978 and this Full Intention remake came out initially in 1995 and later repackaged for an American audience in 1996 and released by Big Beat Records a division of Warner Atlantic. Hey does corporate America really get dance music? They were really trying in the 90s and since the nasty Bush years came and went things are starting to look a little more promising for dance music again. I’m really glad that America (I Love America) got an actual release as it’s an excellent example of 1990s house music with a slight disco touch! Very club friendly. This remake of the Patrick Juvet disco classic I Love America put Full Intention on the map. They have done countless tracks and remixes since then and they are still going strong! Full Intention were all over the place with major major remix credits. Remember Free by Ultra Nate? This remix basically samples the “I Love America” words from the original Patrick Juvet song.

    Ok I’m not sure about the whole message of I Love America nowadays as it’s a completely different place today than it was back in 1996. I still love America but sure do need a change! My favorite version of America (I Love America) is the Original Sugar Daddy 12″ Mix but you can check out the Full Intention 12″ Vocal Mix and the original album version of Patrick Juvet’s classic which clocks in at 14 minutes!!! Also check out these excellent new remixes of Full Intention’s I Love America too! These new remixes of America (I Love America) were released last year!

    America (I Love America) (New Original) by Full Intention
    America (I Love America) (California Mix) by Full Intention
    America (I Love America) (Jolyon Petch Mix) by Full Intention
    America (I Love America) (Orli Da Radino Mix) by Full Intention

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    I Love America by Patric Juvet
    I Love America (Full Length 12″ Vocal Mix) by Full Intention

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    Posted in 1996, Single.

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  14. Swimming Places (Sabaudia Gabin Remix) by Julien Jabre


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    Swimming Places was a huge club hit back in 2005 for Julien Jabre. It’s the perfect club house cut with slight touches of early 70s disco sounds. It’s minimal but cool, it’s mellow but groovy it’s perfect. Plus it’s one of those tracks that goes on and on for quite a long time. The original clocks in at almost 11 minutes! It’s classic and it’s only 5+ years old. The single was released with several remixes which pretty darn good. There were remixes by Jerome Sydenham and Peter Heller which were good but did not compare to the masterful original. I loved it. It’s the perfect track to get you into and uplifting mood. It’s not too hard!

    2 years later a new batch of remixes came out because the original Swimming Places by Julien Jabre was such a hit and this time I paid more attention because the Sabaudia Gabin Remix of Swimming Places was just as good if not better than the original! The original Swimming Places has a very island feel to it which should be mentioned but this remix by Sabaudia Gabin elevates the island feel. It’s slightly more upbeat than the original and adds a sort of island jazz house groove to it. It’s cool. Still not a hard dance club cut but it’s got quite a nice chill house groove to it!

    Enjoy both below!

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    Swimming Places by Julien Jabre
    Swimming Places (Sabaudia Gabin Remix) by Julien Jabre

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    Posted in 2005, 2007, Single.

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  15. Just What I Needed by W.I.T. (Whatever It Takes)


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    Just What I Needed is the classic 80s song by the band The Cars! This is a fun remake by the all girl group Whatever It Takes – W.I. T. The Larry Tee produced electro synth pop group’s first single release Ooh I Like It was a fun cut similar in style and sound to 80s acts like The Flirts, Stacey Q and even acts like Company B and the like. Later when their album came out I discovered the fun little remake of Just What I Needed. This music is bubblegum, cute and very pop inflected sound. I think Larry Tee was very influenced by those types of bands and sounds to produce a fun album.

    The band is no longer now but this sound is still now so go check out the cuts by Whatever It Takes. In addition to The Cars cover Just What I Needed and Ooh, I Like It . Then there’s an Arthur Baker remixed cut Hold Me, Touch Me (with even a Blackstrobe Remix out there somewhere), I Surrender and finally their theme song Whatever It Takes. Overall a great fun poppy album worth hearing and owning for sure. The softer poppier side of Glass Candy, Ladytron and Adult!

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    Just What I Needed by The Cars
    Just What I Needed by WIT

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    Posted in 2003, Album.

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  16. General Motors, Detroit, America (Blackstrobe Remix) by Acid Washed


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    I first heard General Motors, Detroit, America early last year and I fell in love with it. It kind of sounds like the soundtrack music to either an 80s Sci-Fi film or maybe even a mysterious documentary from that era. It’s cool. It’s perfect synth electronic with very 80s touches thrown in there. It truly has a very soundtrack feel to it. I can see it perfectly in Tron or something like that.

    Well I love the Blackstrobe remix even more. The original is more mellow sort of a downtempo thing but Blackstrobe have made it more clubby and bouncy but still keeping the mysteriousness. This release is off of the Acid Washed (love their name btw) album by the same name. If you are at all into synthy 80s inspired electro and electronic music then this album will satisfy you completely. I love it! It’s mostly all instrumental cuts and very bouncy fun music. The release is from Record Makers one of my favorite labels out of France! Home to folks like Sebastien Tellier, Kavinsky and more.

    For more Blackstrobe click here.

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    General Motors, Detroit, America by Acid Washed
    General Motors, Detroit, America (Blackstrobe Remix) by Acid Washed

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    Posted in 2009, 2010, Album, Single.

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  17. Stay Down (Julian Jeweil Remix) by Moby


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    I absolutely love it when a remix moves me and that’s just what this Julian Jeweil remix of Moby’s Stay Down did to me. It’s one of the best remixes I have heard of in quite some time. It’s quite amazing in fact and deserves to be written about. Until I heard this remix of Stay Down I had not heard of Julian Jeweil before. Who is he? Don’t know much about him but I like what I hear so far.

    This remix of Stay Down is off of the Wait For Me remixes double album by Moby released last year. It’s quite the greatest remixes package and anyone into remixes should own this great lot of remixes. It rocks. There are remixes by Carl Cox, Paul Kalkbrenner, Yuksek, Gui Borrato, Laurent Wolf, Popof, Laidback Luke, Tiesto and whole bunch more. It’s certainly a killer package and this remix by Julian Jeweil is as good as the rest of the remixes. Check them out!

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    Stay Down by Moby
    Stay Down (Julian Jeweil Remix) by Moby

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    Posted in 2010, Compilation.

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  18. Let’s Go Together (Grum Remix) by Gamble & Burke


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    I like all things 80s sounding and all things Kitsune! This Gamble & Burke song Let’s Go Together remixed by Grum is all that and more! This has been out since summer last year and I’ve been enjoying the soulful robotic vocals, the 80s synth pop dance beats very much but it’s the remix by Grum that I’m really digging here. The original is a bit more minimal (not too much depth in the music) compared to the Grum remix with the fatter beats. Grum again does the great remix job here and I have to say the more I hear Grum the more I love his sound. The Scottish musician not only produces his own awesome music with a full album release but does some excellent remixes of other musicians.

    Gamble from Gamble & Burke was previously one half of the fun pop dance act The Cooler Kids. They had a minor hit called All Around The World back in 2003 but this is his new gig. I hope to hear more releases from Gamble & Burke in the near future and since this is going on one year I think maybe more is going to come from the duo? I hope!

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    Let’s Go Together by Gamble & Burke
    Let’s Go Together (Grum Remix) by Gamble & Burke

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    Posted in 2010, Single.

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  19. Clouds Across The Moon (Martin Eyerer And Jade Suaid Eclectic Remix) by The Rah Band


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    I remember Clouds Across The Moon by The Rah Band in the mid 80s. I remember in not too good of a way. It was one of those cheesy synth pop tracks that you loved to hate. The video was even worse. OMG! It’s one of the cheesiest videos ever made I think! When I grew older I had completely forgotten about the existence of this track and The Rah Band. Well it’s back and in a good way. There are several updated remixes of The Rah Band’s Clouds Across The Moon in two remix single packages that came out late last year through The Great Stuff label out of Germany and I have to say the remixes are darn good and worth hearing. If you are a fan of Clouds Across The Moon or not should definitely check the remixes out.

    My favorite remix is the Jay Lumen Lost The Connection Remix but most of the vocals are completely removed and it’s basically upbeat house club beats with some vocal stabs thrown in here and there. Very tribal and very groovy. The other remix that I like is the Martin Eyerer and Jade Suaid Eclectic Remix. This remix keeps the vocals in and is very similar to the original but much more updated and current.

    The Rah Band were a husband and wife from team from England that produced several albums in the late 70s and 80s and Clouds Across The Moon was their biggest hit off of their album Mystery!

    Clouds Across The Moon (Neuroxyde Meets Aki Bergen Remix)
    Clouds Across The Moon (Neuroxyde Meets Aki Bergen Dub-O-Matic Mix)
    Clouds Across The Moon (Mastiksoul Remix)
    Clouds Across The Moon (Martin Eyerer And Jade Suaid Eclectic Remix)
    Clouds Across The Moon (Kasper Bjorke Intergalactic Dub Version)
    Clouds Across The Moon (Jay Lumen Lost The Connection Remix)
    Clouds Across The Moon (Jay Lumen & Umek Hey Baby Remix)

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    Clouds Across The Moon (12inch Version) by The Rah Band
    Clouds Across The Moon (Jay Lumen Lost The Connection Remix) by The Rah Band
    Clouds Across The Moon (Martin Eyerer And Jade Suaid Eclectic Remix) by The Rah Band

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    Posted in 2010, Single.

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  20. Tainted Love (Underground Mix) by Impedance


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    Soft Cell’s Tainted Love is classic and most anyone into music knows about Tainted Love by Soft Cell. Unfortunately most folks don’t know that Soft Cell’s Tainted Love is a cover itself. It’s originally a Northern Soul classic sung by Gloria Jones. But Gloria Jones didn’t make it a hit it was Soft Cell that made it a big hit. But did you know that it was also covered in 1989 by a band called Impedance? I should say a short lived act. Well you are going to find out. This is one of those rare finds that I first heard on Live 105 again and I absolutely still love it. The ‘Underground Mix’ has that deep dark acid bass sound to it and if you put your speakers up loud you can feel the bass in your bones. This is not an uplifting version but it is dark and sleazy perfect for those underground clubs where everything goes on.

    This Impedance version is basically a cover of the Soft Cell version and not the Gloria Jones version. Actually since Soft Cells version is is off of the classic Soft Cell album Non Stop Erotic Cabaret, this version by Impedance could have fit perfectly into that album You think? Perhaps right after Sex Dwarf!

    Enjoy!


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    Tainted Love by Soft Cell
    Tainted Love (Underground Mix) by Impedance

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    Posted in 1989, Single.

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  21. Until December (12″ Inch Version)/We Are The Boys (12″ Inch Version) by Until December


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    Do you even know who Until December Is? I think everyone should know about this totally underrated, undiscovered 80s high energy dance act who’s music had slight touches of goth and new wave. They were signed to Columbia back in 1986 and released one album called Until December. I was lucky enough to have lived in San Francisco Bay Area in the 80s and had one of the best radio stations around – Live 105. It’s crap now but hey from 86 until about 1992 it was the best station ever. It was where you would discover those cool bands that no one knew about. Listening to Live 105 is how I discovered Until December. They have totally disappeared now but have really left us with two of the best 80s high energy dance songs ever! Two of their greatest 12″ versions are below – their self titled song Until December and We Are The Boys! Both awesome!

    Trust me this is the best there is! What happened to them? Adam Sherburne one of the members started the industrial dance band Consolidated. Cool I liked their first album and loved the track Consolidated. Guess where I first heard Consolidated?

    Anyway if you like what you hear check out the 415 Sessions (415 is the area code here in San Francisco) and get more Until December. You will find their entire first album plus loads of remixes and covers of Bela Lugosi Is Dead by Bahaus and Call Me by Blondie. Now that’s totally worth it!


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    Until December (12″ Inch Version) by Until December
    We Are The Boys (12″ Inch Version) by Until December

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    Posted in 1986, Single.

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  22. Top Ten Best Disco Remixes Ever Part 2!!!


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    Did you enjoy the Top Ten Best Disco Remixes Ever playlist from a couple of months back? Then here’s another Top Ten Best Disco Remixes Ever list. Loads of classic disco cuts remixed, sampled or remade for your dancing pleasure. #1 is of course the huge club hit Keep On Jumpin’ by Lisa Marie Experience but the whole of the Top Ten Best Disco Remixes Ever are all cool. Safe Oil by Lio edited by Bottin rocks! It’s one of those rare undiscovered French early 80s disco cuts that probably have never heard of but should. Lotta Lovin samples Don Ray’s classic, classic disco song Got To Have Loving. Sucker DJ’s have sampled Don Ray and sped up the cut and made it into a huge disco house classic. This one rocks big time. Ray Mang takes the Gary’s Gang song Let’s Love Dance Tonight and made it into an all instrumental groovy disco cut. The list is pretty solid I’m sure you’ll agree once you check out all the tracks and listen to them. What’s your favorite?

    Top Ten Best Disco Remixes Ever Part 2!!! Enjoy.

    1. Keep On Jumpin’ by Lisa Marie Experience samples Musique
    2. Sage Oil (Bottin Edit) by Lio Bottin edits Lio
    3. Lotta Lovin’ by Sucker DJ samples Don Ray
    4. Love Dancing by Ray Mang samples Gary’s Gang
    5. Thousand Fingered Man by Louie Vega covers Candido


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    6. Jingo (Original) by Creamer & Vukas covers Candido
    7. I Want Your Love (Danny Krivit Edit) by Jody Watley remakes Chic
    8. Ring My Bell (Miss X Remix) by Miss X samples Anita Ward
    9. Got Myself Together by The Bucketheads samples Brass Construction
    10. Never Too Much (ODahls K-Love Remix) by Luther Vandross ODahl remixes Luther Vandross

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  23. Permanent Vacation (Selected Label Works No 2)


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    Permanent Vacation (Selected Label Works No 2) is one of the coolest compilations to end up in my iTunes music library ever! I can’t stop listening to this awesome nu disco, deep house, electronic music compilation as every single track is top notch. So it’s on heavy rotation now for 4 or so months. Loads of great acts are included on this compilation including several remixes of Beam Me Up by Midnight Magic, several cuts from Tensnake, Azari & III, Sally Shapiro remixed by Bottin, Lexx, Pollyester, Woofy vs Projectsions and the track track that I keep coming back to Prism by Spectacle with a link below. Prism by Spectacle is one of those moody, very deep deep house (with a slight nu disco touch) tracks that you get addicted to and keep clicking to repeat. In other words it’s quite sexy!

    Check it out at the link below and check out the rest of the Permanent Vacation (Selected Label Works No 2) tracks here. You wont be disappointed by them! Produced by Muallem which some of you might have heard of but if you haven’t check out Shanti Dance (Featuring The Droids) by Muallem. Very funky, groovy electro disco. Love that cut!


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    Prism by Spectacle

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    Posted in 2010, Compilation.

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  24. Control (I’m Here) (The Hacker Remix 2006) by Nitzer Ebb


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    I love a good remix of a good classic electronic cut from the 80s. I’m really digging this an awesome electro industrial, ebm classic like Control (I’m Here) by Nitzer Ebb way back from 1988 remixed by The Hacker of the Miss Kittin And The Hacker fame. I think that Nitzer Ebb are such an underrated band that anything greatest hits wise or remixes wise or even some new material they put out I’m there to hear it first. This remix of course came out in 2006 and I love what The Hacker has done to it. The original Control (I’m Here) from their excellent album Belief (which also contains Shame and Hearts and Minds) is of course what really got me into Nitzer Ebb, hearing it on the radio in San Francisco on Live 105 and finding out about them opening up for Depeche Mode countless times has made me a big fan. It’s Nitzer Ebb’s music that I got into all the industrial bands like Nine Inch Nails (pre 90s), Frontline Assembly, Front 242, Skinny Puppy, Thrill Kill Kult and more.

    If only this music lasted? Probably not but whatever! We can still enjoy the classics like this. This remix by The Hacker is off of the Nitzer Ebb greatest hits CD Compilation.


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    Control (I’m Here) by Nitzer Ebb
    Control (I’m Here) (The Hacker Remix 2006) by Nitzer Ebb

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    Posted in 2006, Compilation.

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  25. Without Lies (Black Van Remix) by Aeroplane


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    When I eat cake I prefer the cherry sings Sky Ferreira as guest vocalist on Aeroplane’s hit song Without Lies from the excellent album We Can’t Fly. I first heard We Can’t Fly the single and was immediately hooked to their Nu Disco sound and style. Without Lies in it’s original form is pretty minimal which is great on it’s own but the remix by Black Van takes the original and beefs it up with more upbeat disco style but still feeling relaxed as it’s not the type of song you would hear in a mega club. The Black Van remix has a very 80s disco sound and style which is totally cool for all you 80s revivalists.

    The album We Can’t Fly also has a very space rock/disco sound to it – it’s totally inspired by the 80s well maybe a bit of late 70s thrown in. Check out the track Superstar and you’ll know what I’m talking about. I love it and if you have not heard of Aeroplane then you should and definitely check out their album We Can’t Fly and song of the same name as you will love.

    Without Lies single also contains an excellent remix by Breakbot that’s also worth to note as it takes the song into a funky disco territory.


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    Without Lies by Aeroplane
    Without Lies (Black Van Remix) by Aeroplane

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    Posted in 2010, Album, Single.

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